If you’re feeling overwhelmed or drowning in endless paperwork and compliance, you’re not alone. The planning system is complex and can be frustrating for homeowners.
It’s important that you don’t just build a studio without first getting us to check whether you need approval. Every day of the week council’s are ordering the demolition of backyard studios. Property owners may cry innocense but demolition or the right approval will still need to occur. Not to mention the insurance issues of having an illegal structure should something go wrong.
It’s what we do, all day, every day. With a team of 10+ highly knowledgeable and experienced town planners, property consultants, registered architect and draftsman we’re pretty good at what we do.
Is it habitable – You have fantastic ideas for a new studio so you can use it as additional office space or even a bedsit. However, there are some very important rules you will need to follow to determine whether you need council approval. For example, as soon as you have a kitchen or kitchenette then it will usually no longer be regarded as a studio. How do you convince the council the studio won’t be used as a second dwelling?
Defining your development – It will be important to have an expert consultant town planner determine how to best classify your proposal. If you engage our team to do a Preliminary Planning Report we will look carefully at what the best path to approval is. Perhaps there may be something we can do to achieve an even better development approval for you than just a studio.
Residential Amenity – These types of applications will need to carefully consider the effect on neighbours privacy and ensure that no stormwater issues are created for neighbouring properties.
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your studio is not an easy journey. It’s one that needs the best experience the industry has to offer. That’s why we’re here to help… We’d love to make your council approval journey for a studio simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on hundreds of studio projects and have dedicated town planners and designers that specialise in this type of development application.
You can glean from the wisdom we’ve gained from all of our past projects. 25 years of being in the industry and our 50 consecutive years of experience has taught us a few things.
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